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Disciplines
Canadian and World Studies
Geography of Canada(academic) CGC1D1
This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
Geography of Canada(applied) CGC1P1
This course focuses on current geographic issues that affect Canadians. Students will draw on their personal and everyday experiences as they explore issues relating to food and water supplies, competing land uses, interactions with the natural environment, and other topics relevant to sustainable living in Canada. They will also develop an awareness that issues that affect their lives in Canada are interconnected with issues in other parts of the world. Throughout the course, students will use the concepts of geographic thinking, the geographic inquiry process, and spatial technologies to guide and support their investigations.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 9
Canadian History Since World War I(academic) CHC2D1
This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
Canadian History Since World War I(applied) CHC2P1
This course focuses on the social context of historical developments and events and how they have affected the lives of people in Canada since 1914. Students will explore interactions between various communities in Canada as well as contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian heritage and identity. Students will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating the continuing relevance of historical developments and how they have helped shape communities in present-day Canada.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 10
Civics CHV2OH
This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Forces of Nature: Physical Processes and Disasters CGF3M1
In this course, students will explore physical processes related to the earth’s water, land, and air. They
will investigate how these processes shape the planet’s natural characteristics and affect human systems,
how they are involved in the creation of natural disasters, and how they influence the impacts of human
disasters. Throughout the course, students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the
geographic inquiry process and use spatial technologies to analyse these processes, make predictions
related to natural disasters, and assess ways of responding to them.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CGC1P1 - Geography of Canada(applied) or CGC1D1 - Geography of Canada(academic)
World History to the Sixteenth Century CHW3M1
This course explores the history of various societies and civilizations around the world, from earliest times to around 1500 CE. Students will investigate a range of factors that contributed to the rise, success, and decline of various ancient and pre-modern societies throughout the world and will examine life in and the cultural and political legacy of these societies. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating social, political, and economic structures and historical forces at work in various societies and in different historical eras.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2P1 - Canadian History Since World War I(applied) or CHC2D1 - Canadian History Since World War I(academic)
Understanding Canadian Law CLU3M1
This course explores Canadian law, with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to the lives of people in
Canada. Students will gain an understanding of laws relating to rights and freedoms in Canada; our legal
system; and family, contract, employment, tort, and criminal law. Students will develop legal reasoning
skills and will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process when investigating
a range of legal issues and formulating and communicating informed opinions about them.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2D1 - Canadian History Since World War I(academic) or CHC2P1 - Canadian History Since World War I(applied)
The Environment and Resource Management CGR4M1
This course investigates interactions between natural and human systems, with a particular emphasis on
the impacts of human activity on ecosystems and natural processes. Students will use the geographic
inquiry process, apply the concepts of geographic thinking, and employ a variety of spatial skills and
technologies to analyse these impacts and propose ways of reducing them. In the course of their
investigations, they will assess resource management and sustainability practices, as well as related
government policies and international accords. They will also consider questions of individual
responsibility and environmental stewardship as they explore ways of developing a more sustainable
relationship with the environment.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any college, university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.
World History: The West and the World CHY4U1
This course traces major developments and events in world history since approximately 1450. Students
will explore social, economic, and political changes, the historical roots of contemporary issues, and the
role of conflict and cooperation in global interrelationships. They will extend their ability to apply the
concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis
of evidence, as they investigate key issues and ideas and assess societal progress or decline in world
history.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Legal Studies CLN4C1
This course provides a foundation for students who wish to pursue a career that requires an understanding of law. Students will explore the importance of law, analysing contemporary legal issues and their relevance to daily life. They will investigate the requirements for various law-related careers as well as legal responsibilities in the workplace. Students will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process to investigate their rights and responsibilities, legal processes and structures, and the role of law in a changing society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: CHV2OH - Civics
Canadian and International Law CLN4U1
This course explores a range of contemporary legal issues and how they are addressed in both Canadian and international law. Students will develop an understanding of the principles of Canadian and international law and of issues related to human rights and freedoms, conflict resolution, and criminal, environmental, and workplace law, both in Canada and internationally. Students will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process, and will develop legal reasoning skills, when investigating these and other issues in both Canadian and international contexts.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: CGR4M1 - The Environment and Resource Management or CHW3M1 - World History to the Sixteenth Century or CHY4U1 - World History: The West and the World or CLU3M1 - Understanding Canadian Law or ENG3U1 - English or ENG4U1 - English or EWC4U1 - The Writer's Craft or HZT4U1 - Philosophy: Questions and Theories